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Page Two The Slater News
The Slater News
Published Every Two Weeks
By S. Slater & Sons, Inc.
Established 1790
In the Intereest of Its Employees
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STAFF
Robert H. Atkinson...Editor
Cecil Speights...Asst. Editor
REPORTERS
Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sara C. Chitwood, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwell, and Margaret Johnson.
Preparation Dept.: Jessie Vassey, Dorothy Hawkins, Julia Brown, Mildred Mull, Mary Wallace, Lucille Tate, Ruby Drury, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, Irene Cox.
Cloth Room: Jessie M. Smith.
Community: Mrs. Raymond Johnson, W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid, Doris F. Atkinson.
EDITORIALS
Peace Problems
After almost four years of the most terrible war in history, we find ourselves again at peace. The coming of peace naturally brought joy and gladness to the hearts of all Americans because it meant the end of the destruction of our men in the armed services, and probably before very long, the return of most of them to their homes. As joyous however as is the news of peace, we must also consider the fact that peace willl bring many problems which will require the serious consideration of all concerned.
First of all, employment will be effected in a great many industries, and countless people will find themselves unemployed for at least a temporary period until the manufacturing of war materials is again reconverted into peacetime manufacturing. As soon as this complete reconversion takes place, many of the unemployed will find themselvs again in the ranks of those employed. This factor alone must be given serious consideration by workers, employers and Government Officials in order for the best solution of the problem to be reached.
Perhaps the best way that most of us can help in this problem is by making ourselves into the best workmen possible for if we can help our employer to make the best type of goods that can be made, he can go a long way towards assuring us of permanent employment. This is a self-evident truth because the best of everything always finds a market; and if the product we work on is marketable, then our employer can furnish us work. However, if we produce goods of an inferior quality, he can not do this as the goods will not sell, and it would be useless to continue work when goods can not be sold.
SLATER DAY BY DAY
Now that the war is over and Americans can settle down to a peaceful way of living we will have more time to pay attention to affairs at home. Perhaps the first thing in our community that should claim our attention is a Parent-Teachers' Association.
We need a P. T. A. to bring about a better understanding between children, teachers, and parents, so that difficulties that arise during the course of a school term may be more easily ironed out.
A P. T. A. also helps parents and teachers to become better acquainted and eliminates a lot of embarrassing situations when it becomes necessary for them to confer about matters pertaining to the school or the pupils.
But perhaps the most important thing a P. T. A. does is to increase the child's faith in an adult world by letting him know that the home and school are working in cooperation to improve his opportunities to prepare himself to meet life.
And organizing and operating a P. T. A. does not require very much effort or work on the part of any one individual, but it does require a lot of working together among the school patrons, the school teachers, the school pupils, and the school committee.
At least a dozen persons in Slater have expressed a willingness to take part in a Parent - Teachers' Association, and there must be many, many more of the school patrons who are interested in the promotion of school activities to the extent that they would be anxious to help operate such an organization.
Other schools have them; why can't we? It is up to the parents.

Not only must we be good workmen as to the quality and efficiency of our work, but we must likewise be careful and safe workmen and do all within our power to hold accidents and other causes of lost time to a minimum for the costs of such likewise effects the cost of the article we produce -- and if the cost is too high, we can not market our products at a profit for some other manufacturer who does produce without accidents and such like things will be able to under sell us and again we lose our job security.
Last, but not least, we must shoulder the responsibility of good citizens in our respective communities for man must not only play his part on the job, but he must play it to the best of his ability off the job in his private life.
There are many other

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